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2007 -- Setting goals

So are you the "resolution/goal-setting" type? Do you sit down this time of year and work on a list for the coming one?

How do you work these into your GTD system? When you set a goal: "Finish rough draft of short story by January 20," for example, do you put it on your hard calendar, or just break it down to NAs and move forward?

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Year goals are just projects?

I keep my goals as part of my projects list such as "lose 50 pounds" and "write a book". I can keep them broken down into next actions throughout the year without much of a problem. This is my first year on GTD and I plan to have some new year's resolutions but we'll see.

I may suggest that "sit down and make goals with the wife" thing this year as well.




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